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Address: 9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone Number: 314 436 1516
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In a sketchy neighborhood and you'll see all kinds of people there, but it's something new and fun to do. Can make small bets on horses just for entertainment and they have some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2013
junglejunkie_13
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

In a sketchy neighborhood and you'll see all kinds of people there, but it's something new and fun to do. Can make small bets on horses just for entertainment and they have some great deals on Friday nights that's all you can eat and drink for a small price

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Belleville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Fairmount Park is a fun time for individuals, couples, or groups. The party at the park event is very reasonable and offers good foods to select from. The horse races are fun to watch and if you desire to bet on them offer a nice diversion from the everyday. You may even win.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Family friendly and a great place to watch the races. Open all year with seasonal live races. New paddock allows for veiwing of horses before each race. Big screens allow for easy following of race. The place could use some improvements.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you want to feel better about yourself, visit Fairmount Park. You see the weirdest people there. All you need to do is take one lap around the park, and you will get an ego boost.

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Maryville, Illinois
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158 reviews 158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went for Friday at the Park, the atmosphere and food are just average. The overall cost was not expensive so it made for a fun evening, drinks were very reasonable. We knew nothing about horse racing, but had a great time hoping our horse won. Good way to spend an evening with friends.

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Highland, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

A small place with dated facilities. Went for the Friday at the Park promotion to try the buffet. It was mediocre at best. The band was good.

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Washington, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I love Fairmount Park. Fun atmosphere anytime you go. Recent improvements to the property have also helped (new-ish walking ring). The Jumbo-Tron in the infield needs some attention - it has dead spots.

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Belleville, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I went there for Kentucky Derby celebration with some diehard racing fans. What a hoot! Don't even go there without going to the Black Stallion Room for the buffet!! They have the most wonderful and elegant food at the buffet! The desserts were so indescribable as well. HUGE variety and choices-and the price was unbelievable! Our table was at the... More 

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Pocahontas, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I grew up next to this place and i have visited here often, even if you just bet 10 dollars it is alot of fun.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The meat looks and tastes like low grade quality. Nice dessert, but at $35+/person, you expect to eat food that is not very tasty. Much of the food in the buffet was not very hot and when we were there in July, the air conditioner was not working well. Fans were set up, but did not cool the room; it... More 

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